Our designs are inspired by the icons and ideals of the post-war era; a golden period in London, when the youth culture of the baby boomer generation sought to break free from outdated values. These were the decades that saw the rise of the rebel and counterculture movements in which visionaries began to express the depth of human individuality and sophistication, irrespective of class and creed.
Fleming’s Bond, Pirate Radio, the Mini, Mary Quant’s mini… Archibald’s mode channels this spirit and presents the perfect product for the rebel that is in us all.Next
An aesthetic driven by detail and desire; future classics that harnesses the outrider spirit. It’s a celebration of distinction, attitude, design and a need to cut loose.
It’s Georgie Best famously running infield to nutmeg Johann Cruyff and James Hunt being James Hunt. But it’s also Helena Christensen channeling Marlene Dietrich in YSL for Helmut Newton.Next
At our disposal is a bank of images and attitudes, encompassing music, film and fashion, and the technical expertise and collective wisdom of a group of Japanese craftsmen with a 250 year history of optical excellence. This allows us to perfect our designs, merge form with function and offers longevity in both style and wear.
The Takumi master craftsmen use their experience and intimate knowledge of the materials they employ to bring our ideas to life.Next
In the same way that our approach to retail challenges the ideas of “true luxury for the few” and the status quo of “value” being synonymous with second tier product, through our aesthetic we challenge contemporary vintage and stir a bit of rebellion in the person wearing them.